This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.
Notes and Editorial Reviews
"There's much more than promise or mere potential to John Browning's 1958 debut recordings for Capitol, now splendidly remastered for EMI's Full Dimensional Sound series. His winged, lithe accounts of Chopin's "Black Key" Etude and Grande Waltz Brillante in E-flat are both solid and exuberant. The same composer's D-flat Nocturne moves more simply in Rubinstein's patient hands, yet Browning certainly knows how to spin Chopin's right hand filigree to operatic effect. The pianist's self-conscious rubato in the lyrical sections of Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (with a few Busoni additions) contrasts with his assurance and drive elsewhere. Browning scales down the organ-like grandeur of two Bach-Busoni chorale preludes to less
resonant proportions, yet lets his imagination soar in Schubert's B-flat Impromptu....Two unreleased selections from a 1959 Town Hall recital (the Schubert A-flat Impromptu D. 899 and Bach C minor Partita) make a welcome bonus."
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
Works on This Recording
Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
John Browning (Piano)
Written: 1726-1731; Germany
Date of Recording: 03/09/1959
Venue: Live Town Hall, New York City
Length: 16 Minutes 10 Secs.
Featured Sound Samples
Etude, op 10 no 5 "Black Keys" (Chopin)
Nocturne, op 27 no 2 (Chopin)
Mephisto Waltz no 1 (Liszt)
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